Knoxville, TN – Feb. 4, 2019 – Night at the Museum, an after-hours social, is planned 6-9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Mabry-Hazen House.
Night at the Museum is a chance to visit Mabry-Hazen House after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by Boyd’s Jig & Reel.
Mabry-Hazen House also will introduce a new collaborative history series called “Weird History of Knoxville,” where a local speaker recounts a strange story in Knoxville’s past. Guests are invited to share their own weird historical Knoxville anecdotes.
Tickets are $10 per adult and visitors under 18 are free. Each purchased ticket includes two adult beverages and additional drinks are $5. The historic home will be open for self-guided tours and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the family artifacts not typically on display. A fire pit will be available outside and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, and camp chairs.
Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House.
The event will occur rain or shine.
For more information, visit www.mabryhazen.com/natm.
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.
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Patrick Hollis, Executive Director